Join us for an exciting event where four Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants in philosophy will be presenting their research projects on kinship. These students have worked closely with Professor Rob Wilson to explore the concept of kinship and gain experience in philosophical research at an undergraduate level. For this event, each of the presenters will first discuss their research projects and share their experiences conducting philosophical research. Following the presentations, there will be a Q&A session where attendees can ask the presenters and Professor Wilson questions about their research projects and the Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship program. The presenters and their topics will be:

• Amy Alexander: examined the development of feminist thought in relation to kinship and its reaction to reproductive technologies, from the 1950s to the present day.
• Lara Cooper: searching for universal meaning in kinship, and how adoption and ‘chosen’ kinship challenges and enriches the progenitive view of kinship.
• Emma Hughes: developed an understanding of Indigenous kinship systems and ‘skin names’, and how they shape generational bonds.
• Akshata Jois: exploring the biases present in our legal systems towards the nuclear family system, and how this bias then restricts the formation of non-nuclear families.

This event is a great opportunity for anyone interested in philosophy and undergraduate research to hear about the research process and upcoming opportunities.

DATE: Friday 12/05/2023
TIME: 1-3 pm
LOCATION: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre - G130

The UWA Undergraduate Philosophy Society would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we will meet, Whadjuk boodja of the Noongar people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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Social science lecture theatre G130